The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 8

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The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 8


The Canadian Press News Agenda for Mar. 8

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EDITORS: Following is a list of news events for Mar. 8 as of 8:43 p.m. ET:

x-denotes wire, y-denotes picture, z-denotes graphics coverage.

Copy from other events based on merit and availability. All times local unless otherwise noted.

Queries about these events and stories in The Canadian Press report should be directed to the departments listed below (all phone numbers 416 area code):

Main Desk (National News) 507-2150

World Desk 507-2165

Sports Desk 507-2154

Ontario Desk 507-2159

Photo Desk 507-2169

Specials Desk (Syndicated Copy) 507-2152

IT Desk (Technical Trouble) 507-2099 or 800-268-8149

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WASHINGTON _ Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall promotes the energy sector and pushes for the approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Through March 8.

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HAPPY VALLEY-GOOSE BAY, N.L. _ Participants from throughout Labrador participate in the Labrador Winter Games, which take place every three years. Through March 9.

ST. JOHN'S, N.L. _ Premier Kathy Dunderdale attends International Women's Day event. (10 a.m. at Women in Resource Development Corporation, 31 Peel St.)

KENTVILLE, N.S. _ Education Minister Ramona Jennex makes announcement about funding for women studying trades. (11:30 a.m. at NSCC Kingstec Campus, 236 Belcher St.)

MIDDLETON, NS _ NDP member of the legislature Jim Morton officially opens nominations for a provincial award. (1 p.m. at NSCC Annapolis Valley Campus, 295 Commercial St.)

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MONTREAL _ Engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin Group will hold its fourth-quarter conference call. Dial 1-800-814-4859. (3 p.m.)

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OTTAWA _ Rona Ambrose, minister of Public Works and minister for Status of Women, addresses the Economic Club of Canada on "Taking Action to End Violence Against Women and Increase their Economic Prosperity." (7:45 a.m. at Chateau Laurier Hotel, 1 Rideau St.)

OTTAWA _ Statistics Canada releases the labour force survey for February and labour productivity, hourly compensation and unit labour cost for the fourth-quarter. (8:30 a.m. at www.statcan.gc.ca)

x-OTTAWA _ The Supreme Court of Canada renders a decision in the appeal of Manitoba Metis Federation vs Attorney General (Metis land challenge). Background briefing at 9:15 a.m. (9:45 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St.)

x-OTTAWA _ David Chartrand, president of the Manitoba Metis Federation, comments on the Supreme Court of Canada land claim ruling. A press conference follows at 2:15 p.m., Room 130-S, Parliament Hill. (10 a.m. at Supreme Court of Canada, 301 Wellington St., Lobby)

xy-OTTAWA _ Finance Minister Jim Flaherty meets with private sector economists. 10 a.m., photo opportunity (cameras only); 11 a.m., media availability. Note photographers should arrive by 9:45 a.m. to be escorted to meeting. Media should arrive by 10:45 a.m. for press conference. (10 a.m. at East Tower L'Esplanade Laurier, 140 O'Connor St.)

OTTAWA _ Several female Olympians share their stories about overcoming obstacles at an International Women's Day luncheon event. (12:30 p.m. at Rideau Tennis Club, One Donald St.)

OTTAWA _ The RCMP officer charged with assault and sexual assault appears in court, via video conference. There is a publication ban on all proceedings. (1:30 p.m. at Elgin St. Courthouse, Courtroom 5)

OTTAWA _ Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. releases preliminary housing start data for February.

OTTAWA _ The 2013 Manning Networking conference. 10:10 a.m., former MP Preston Manning and Republican Primary Candidate Ron Paul address conference; 2 p.m., Carleton professor Dr. Andre Turcotte and Mitch Wexler address conference on electoral maps and demographics. Runs through to March 9. (Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Room 212)

GATINEAU, Que. _ Industry Minister Christian Paradis highlights key findings of a study on language of work in federally-regulated private businesses in Quebec not subject to the Official Languages Act. …

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